5 Tips for Talking to Your Lawyer

lawyer-clipart-gceo7rK9iYou’ve been arrested and made one call to Mark Barber, Attorney at Law in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Mark has handled just about every type of criminal case imaginable.  To help you prepare for that frightful day, we’ve compiled five tips for talking to your lawyer that may help with your case.

Tip No. 1 – Don’t Lie To Your Lawyer

How can you expect to get good representation if you hold back information from your lawyer, bend the truth, or out-and-out lie?  You can lie to your wife or family members, and even your best friend, but don’t lie to your lawyer.  Lawyer/Client privilege protects what you say.  Even  if you’ve never trusted any lawyer, you had better build trust quickly when you need one.

Without the truth, your lawyer can’t build an adequate case for you.

Tip No. 2 – Be Prepared

Be prepared when talking to your lawyer.  The lawyer doesn’t want you to waste his time, and he certainly doesn’t want to waste your money.  Be organized and ready to talk to your lawyer, honestly and extensively.

Tip No. 3 – Keep Your Lawyer Up to Date

You may have talked to your lawyer and then remembered an important fact.  Make sure you tell your lawyer everything, even if you remember some important event after your meeting.

Tip No 4 – Be Clear with Your Instructions

Your lawyer isn’t a mind reader and can’t make decisions for you.  Make sure you’re ready to provide clear instructions to your lawyer so the best job can be done for you.

Tip No. 5 – Telling Your Lawyer the WHOLE Story

Sifting through the information you present allows your lawyer to build a strong legal position for your case.  Some points may not seem important to you, but to your lawyer, they may make the difference between innocence and guilt.  Err on the side of caution, spill your guts to your lawyer.


Getting arrested is probably one of the worst incidents that could happen to any of us.  Of course, we’re all innocent until proven guilty.  It’s the lawyer’s responsibility to represent our interests in front of our peers.

The best way to talk to your lawyer is to start by being truthful with all the information and following the other four tips listed above.  Your lawyer is there to help you.  Following these five tips so your lawyer’s position helps you.

Call Mark Barber when you need a good lawyer.  You’ll like him and find him easy to talk to and hard-working.  He’ll provide the best defense for your case.

Call Mark Barber, Attorney at Law at (940) 761 3009 .